CVHF2021 talks by Richard Dearlove

24. SPYING FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY: TUDOR AND MODERN

Spying for Queen Elizabeth I was very different from modern-day intelligence services – or was it? This special event will bring together historian Professor Stephen Alford and Sir Richard Dearlove, former head of MI6 to discuss Tudor spies and the modern-day secret service. Looking at the use of secret communications such as codes and cipher, this talk will also celebrate 500 years since the birth of William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, an intelligence-gatherer for Elizabeth I across Europe, who also brought his son, Sir Robert Cecil, into the world of secret Elizabethan intelligence.

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